DETERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS, TOTAL PROTEIN AND EVALUATION OF ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF A MARINE ALGA CODIUM LAEVIGATUM M NIZAMUDDIN (CHLOROPHYTA) COLLECTED FROM THE COASTAL AREAS OF PAKISTAN

A. K. KHANZADA, S. KABIR, W. SHAIKH

Abstract


Dissimilar extract of ethanolic extract of Codium laevigatum (Chlorophyta) screened for antifungal activity against 5 fruit spoiling fungi . All extract inhibited fungal growth. Chloroform extracts showed maximum inhibition ratios followed by methanol, ethyl acetate, aqueous and ethanol extracts. Elemental analysis Codium laevigatum was carried out for 11 elements viz., Calcium Ca, Cadmium, Cd, Chromium Cr, Copper Cu, Iron Iron Fe, K, Potassium Mn, Magnesium Mg, Nickel Ni, Lead Pb , Zinc Zn , Cr accumulation was the lowest in Codium laevigatum , while Mg was present with highest concentration. Total protein content of Codium laevigatum, was calculated as 10.3 % .

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